Musa, Awaziem, Ighalo on target as Eagles beat Seychelles 3-0

Musa, Awaziem, Ighalo on target as Eagles beat Seychelles 3-0

The Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated host Seychelles in a 2019 AFCON qualifying encounter on Saturday afternoon.


Al Nassr forward Ahmed Musa opened scoring early in the game before FC Porto’s Chidozie Awaziem added the second from a rebound before Odion Ighalo made it three from the spot.


This was the first-ever meeting between the Pirates and the Super Eagles. Their return game in Nigeria is set for the weekend of March 22-24.

Exciting Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu who was handed his debut was menacing for the Eagles.


He showed great pace to burst into space in the box, but his pull-back from the left by-line was put behind for a corner kick in the 13th minute.

Musa also continued from where he stopped at the World Cup, His long-range, left-footed volley hit the underside of the bar and went in via goalkeeper Dave Mussard.


The win gave Nigeria her first three points in the qualifying campaign after losing 2-0 to South Africa in the first game.

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